Cambridge Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department

Open Issues: 58 Closed Issues: 3,201 Acknowledged Issues: 81
Watching issues created after: 2011-10-19

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  • 30–98 Scott St Cambridge 02138, United States - Agassiz-Harvard

    So I submitted your request a while ago, but there is none of signage on the counter flow turn onto Scott St. The response was that it was signage that, but as I pointed out the request the cars coming from scott and Beacon in both directions have no awareness.

    The one sign you have only tells cyclist that they can go down Scott Street there is no awareness for cars, especially cars coming out of Scott and turning left onto Beacon who have no idea that place you’re coming straight across to the counter flow which looks like a parking line at best

    You’re setting up collision points that don’t have to be there, add better sign

    I got honked at by an suv coming out to Scott st tonight and had I not yielded to him turning left when I had the right away he would’ve hit me

  • 2 Beech St Cambridge, MA 02140, USA - North Cambridge

    Beech Street is currently posted no trucks, coming from either Mass Ave or from Elm Street.

    However, this is now the *only* route for truck deliveries from Mass Ave to the Porter Square Shopping Center (including Star Market, Tags Hardware, and Michaels). These stores have loading docks on Davenport Street — which has just become one-way from Saginaw Ave to Mass Ave. That means delivery trucks must now enter Davenport Street from Elm Street to get to the loading docks. Beech Street is the only way for the trucks to get there, especially from Mass Ave southbound (coming from Route 2).

    Realistically, Beech Street was already a truck route before this, and not only judging by how many trucks take it every day despite the signs. It's not just that it is wide enough (two-way traffic with street parking on both sides). There is a traffic light with a dedicated left turn signal from Mass Ave southbound onto Beech Street; and then there is a very wide right turn lane from Beech Street onto Elm Street leading directly to Davenport Street. Beech Street also carries MBTA route 96 in both directions and has bus stops on both sides, with buses arriving at either stop every 15-20 minutes during peak hours.

    It seems like the city intended this to be a truck route, and just forgot to remove these signs at some point. Thanks!

  • 320 Webster Ave Cambridge 02141, United States - Wellington-Harrington
    Daily issue with cars/trucks from clm and Phil's towing parking on sidewalk and bike lane. I get Cambridge police don't care about our city bc they don't live here, but can't the people who issue tickets for expired meters or street cleaning make the city extra money and increase safety by having these crooks towed
  • 445 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02138, USA - Mid-Cambridge
    We need better/more adequate bike parking outside the library so folk are not chaining up to benches. A covered structure like the one outside city hall annex would be great.
  • Fireworks Archived
    6 Dickinson St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - The Port
    Every evening , before the change of police shifts ; around 10:30 , numerous kids light off fireworks outside my children’s bedroom in the parking lot of the office building on the corner of broadway and Moore sts- the parking lot entrance is on Moore st - I am so sick of them waking up my kids especially the baby - I have cakes numerous times but nothing is being done - sometimes it can last 15-25 minutes of non stop noise - can you please do something ???? I’m losing my self control
  • SPACE SAVER Archived
    117-119 Spring St Cambridge, MA 02141, USA - East Cambridge
    in what comes as no surprise to anyone, space savers are once again rampant in east Cambridge. No one respects this law, because it is nearly completely unenforced. when it is enforced, it is FAR TOO LATE, these space savers MUST be removed immediately following a snow storm. When the city waits a week or more, the damage is done. Space savers remove parking throughout the area for hours of the day. It is unnecessary and litters the street with TRASH. My hope is that someday, Cambridge will take this problem seriously instead of ignoring it each year. Complaints about Space savers are constant every year, yet nothing changes. There is trash in our street, which leads to rats and other vermin. Not to mention retaliation from neighbors as we see happen each year. PLEASE, PLEASE, DO SOMETHING.
  • 160 Broadway Cambridge, Massachusetts - The Port

    Another bike lane obstruction in the same place as last time, right in front of the Draper Lab loading dock. Also, for the record, it appears that the loading dock did have space for the truck to park safely off the street.

    I called CPD, where a dispatcher quite rudely said "This is T&P's problem" and forwarded me to a very long phone menu tree. When I finally got through to an operator at T&P they were quite polite, and happy to send an agent to ticket, but had no idea of how to record this as yet another data point, so here I am doing that right now. Please, Obstructed Bike Lanes should be treated as a priority (but obviously not emergency) dispatch. I shouldn't have to listen to a long phone tree to report it, that wastes valuable minutes to get an officer to the scene to attempt to educate the vehicle's operator.

    Finally, yet again, I'm going to request that you do something, anything really, at this location to prevent trucks from obstructing the bike lane. Again, I'd love to see a simple experiment done with a few skinny, tall, orange traffic cones lining the bike lane. It's cheap, easy, and not permanent if it doesn't work. I see no reason why we can't try this out for a few days (unless it's heavy snow, of course!).

    Also, can we get an official "Who to call?" number, preferably just one number 24/7, so I don't need to remember if a particular office is open or not. CPD's non-emergency dispatch seems like the proper place for that, but probably not if the dispatchers are going to be rude to callers.

  • 1629 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA 02138, USA - Mid-Cambridge
    the snow from the bike lanes has been piled in one of the parking spaces on Roberts Rd. I would appreciate a schedule for when it will be removed as there is only a limited number of parking spaces available
  • 1 Alewife Ctr Cambridge 02140, United States - North Cambridge
    This construction site uses these well travelled bike lanes for truck parking every morning and it’s a major hazard.
  • 320 Webster Ave Cambridge 02141, United States - Wellington-Harrington
    Content blocked by rejections
  • 1249 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Wellington-Harrington

    A while ago it was decided to make part of Cambridge st one-way, and with very little parking, at significant negative impact to local traffic, so that local businesses may enjoy greater customer flow safely by having outdoor seating. I have accepted this imposition without protest due to the solid rationale.

    However, today, a good weather weekday during lunch time, there is still no seating at any local establishment, they are all take-out only, and it seems we made all these changes only to create a reserved parking of sorts...

    Given that local businesses are not using the space as intended, the public's full traffic usage of Cambridge street should be restored.

  • 282 Concord Ave Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Neighborhood 9
    There is a sidewalk/curb dip like a driveway used to be here (but there is no driveway) in front of House of Chang. The street signs all say 2 hour parking, but the business owners claim this spot on the street is a "private" spot for their business (delivery driver) and put out a cone stating as such. We are nextdoor neighbors and need to park on the street by our house. Can someone tell us if this in fact a private spot/"driveway"or if it is public street parking? I see people get confused about it all the time.